As we move closer to the Brexit deadline date, we at Jacobson Chemicals Ltd have been monitoring the political situation, with an eye firmly on the “what if” scenario should there be a “no-deal Brexit”. Our monitoring is ongoing, and should there be any further amendments to our plans we will update you in due course.
The two main areas that we have highlighted which could give rise to concerns with our customers are:
Administration of importing stock.
We are aware that in the event of a “no-deal”, all businesses importing from the EU will be subject to adhere to the same customs procedures as they are from importing anywhere else in the world. As we currently already import from outside the EU, we are already familiar with the documentation and processes required. We have systems in place which will ensure a smooth transition. We work closely with both manufacturers, suppliers and freight agents, who we are confident will provide any extra support should this be required. We do not anticipate any administration changes being problematic.
Stock holdings and delays or extended lead times.
There is much concern about possible delays at ports and airports due to the possible implementation of new systems and the volume of extra work necessitated, which could impact on deliveries reaching their final destination. We are conscious that we will need to maintain adequate stocks to cover such a scenario, but must balance this against ensuring that our customers are furnished with stocks with optimum shelf life. We will be closely monitoring our stock levels over the next couple of months with a view to ensuring we have adequate quantities to cope with any anticipated delays. Our close relationships with our suppliers will be maintained and strengthened over the coming months, and stocking levels will be high priority. We will continue to prepare our contingency plans.
Anyone with any particular concerns regarding stock availability is advised to contact our Sales Team to discuss their requirements and/ or consider placing call-off orders if necessary. We will do our utmost to ensure that in the event of any anticipated delays these will be advised at the earliest opportunity.
We look forward to working with you during these uncertain times, and continuing to supply you with the same reliable service and products you have come to expect from us. We thank you for your custom, and rest assured our customers remain our priority during this time.